• Short Summary

    President Kasavubu's Premier Joseph Ileo told newsmen at his Jan 13, press conference that only the date was to be decided before the round table conference of Congolese leaders was held.

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    President Kasavubu's Premier Joseph Ileo told newsmen at his Jan 13, press conference that only the date was to be decided before the round table conference of Congolese leaders was held. Speaking in Leopoldville he said that the conference would be held in the capital.

    In the past few months President Kasavubu has made several attempts to bring the various Congolese provincial leaders together to work out some form of central Government, Included in the talks will be the serious shortage in south Kasai. Self styled President albert Kalondji of Kasai will attend the meeting. Another break-away leader Katanga's Premier Tshombe has said he will attend.

    Premier Ileo said he has also sent an invitation to Stanleyville and invited "Premier" Gizenga to attend. Gizenga has remained loyal to former Congolese Prime Minister Lumumba - now held prisoner by army chief Colonel Mobutu. It is now uncertain if pro-lumumba Stanleyville will send a delegation.

    Throughout the press conference Ileo made several attacks on the Soviet Union and held them the blame for the break-up of the Republic.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3ZYV16D18LQTX83BGY2Z722B
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3ZYV16D18LQTX83BGY2Z722B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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